Michelle Bart, the new spokesperson for the Anthony family , runs Helping Heroes Inc., a public-relations. In a recent article, Renewed Effort Begins To Find Caylee Alive, she had this to say.
“George and Cindy Anthony are so driven to bring home every child. There is no handbook to teach you what to do in this situation when faced with this kind of devastation to a family, and they have been wonderful,” Kid Finders Network spokeswoman Michelle Bart said.
There is however one that suggests what you should do when a child is missing. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication “When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide” offers some advice. Because Caylee wasn’t reported missing for five weeks, the first few chapters probably were of little value. Some of those offering input into the guide were:
- Heather Cox and Marion Boburka, mother and grandmother respectively of Shelby Cox, who was found murdered on November 18, 1995.
- Colleen Nick, mother of Morgan Nick, who has been missing since June 9, 1995. (view video)
- Claudine and Don Ryce, parents of Jimmy Ryce, who was found murdered on December 9, 1995.
- Patrick Sessions, father of Tiffany Sessions, who has been missing since
February 9, 1989.
- Patty Wetterling, mother of Jacob Wetterling, who has been missing since
October 22, 1989.
A quick glance at Helping Heroes site and you may come away with impression it may be one more opportunity to profit off of missing Caylee as there is no mention of finding missing children among their many services.
It is difficult to argue with the basic premise of this editorial from the Orlando Sentinel. You could even add Morgan & Morgan to the list if you believe Todd Black, an Anthony’s law firm’s representative.
We think: Profiting from Caylee Anthony’s disappearance is reprehensible
November 14, 2008
There’s a trail of dirty money in the case of a young girl who has disappeared and is presumed dead.
It leads to a $6,500 check NBC paid to Larry Garrison for exclusive photos and home videos that feature 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, who’s been missing for more than four months.
It includes a $9.95 access fee for a Web site on the case set up by Leonard Padilla, a California bounty hunter with an appetite for media attention.
And there’s the appeal of spiked TV ratings for shows like Nancy Grace, which nightly replays videos of the Central Florida toddler ad nauseam, to the delight of infatuated viewers.
Search the Orlando Sentinel site and there are at least 48 articles using the search term Caylee Anthony and 169 images. Search using Trenton Duckett and there is 1 article Wrongful-death suit against Nancy Grace by Melinda Duckett’s relatives is set for 2010
There are 327 other missing children in Florida receiving no media coverage at all listed at the NCMEC. This doesn’t include the 300 missing children in the “care” of The Florida Department of Children and Families.
Helping Heroes Productions
Politics, Entertainment, LGBT Happenings, and Life.
It seems after one lone post on August 2nd Michelle’s blog posts were mostly political in nature until Oct. Perhaps she has been to busy to blog or is still on a coffee break.
HELPING HEROES PRODUCTIONS – We’re on a coffee break
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Caylee Anthony: Help Bring Her Home!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
National Missing Person’s Vigil this Sunday!
August blog posts
Stephanie Tubbs Jones: Meeting Adjourned
Sarah Palin, a Shocker Decision
Obama: Hope for CHANGE!
Hillary Clinton: A Real Team Player!
Ted Kennedy Rocks the DNC!
Obama-Biden Ticket: A Reflection
On December 14,2008 Michelle resigned as as a family spokes person for the Anthony’s citing medical reasons.
Update 01-22-09: ‘Indomitable spirit’ and missing children advocate
Claudine Ryce, who helped pass an anti-predator law after her son’s abduction and killing, died unexpectedly at 66.